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PUBLIC AND FAMILY NIGHT SCHEDULE

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The general public and MCAO members are invited to visit the Observatory on select Monday evenings at 8PM for Public Night programs.  These programs include discussions and illustrated talks on astronomy, planetarium programs and offer the opportunity to view the planets, moon and other objects through the telescope, weather permitting.  Due to limited parking and seating at the observatory, admission is by reservation only.

Public Night attendance is limited to adults and students 5th grade and above. If you are interested in making reservations for a public night, you can contact us by calling 302-654-6407 between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm Monday through Friday.  Or you can email us any time at KimGreenmcao@gmail.com or mtcuba@physics.udel.edu.  The public nights will be presented even if the weather does not permit observation through the telescope. The admission fees are $3 for adults and $2 for children.  There is no admission cost for MCAO members, but reservations are still required.  If you are interested in becoming a MCAO member, please see the link for membership.  We also offer family memberships.

Family Nights are scheduled from late spring to early fall on Friday nights at 8:30PM. These programs are opportunities for families with younger children to see and learn about astronomy by looking at and enjoying the sky and its wonders.  It is meant to teach young children from ages 6-12 about astronomy in simple terms they can really understand. Reservations are required and admission fees are $3 for adults and $2 for children.

*Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions as the observations are outdoors. Clear skies will result in chilly to cold conditions even during the warmer months.

*Mount Cuba does not host private parties.

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Date

Time

Host

Topic

Monday, January 09, 2017

8:00 PM

Greg Lee

All American Eclipse

Monday, January 23, 2017

8:00 PM

Judi Provencal

Jupiter

Monday, February 06, 2017

8:00 PM

Scott Jackson

Exoplanets

Monday, February 20, 2017

8:00 PM

Greg Weaver

The Drake Equation. Probability of Life Elsewhere. 

**** SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE ****

Monday, March 13, 2017

8:00 PM

Sheila Vincent

Tales of the Night Sky

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM.

Monday, March 27, 2017

8:00 PM

Billie Westergard

Globular Clusters Very Young and Very Old.

Monday, April 10, 2017

8:00 PM

Carolyn Stankiewicz

Differences and Similarities Between Astronomy and Astrology

Monday, April 24, 2017

8:00 PM

Paul Stratton

Our Solar System

Monday, May 08, 2017

8:00 PM

Greg Weaver

2017 Eclipse

Friday, May 12, 2017

8:00PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

**** SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE ****

Monday, May 22, 2017

8:00 PM

Hank Bouchelle

The Sun from Pluto

Monday, June 05, 2017

8:30 PM

Jeff Lawrence

Common Misconceptions About the Moon

Friday, June 16, 2017

8:30PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

**** SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE ****

Monday, June 19, 2017

8:30 PM

Amy Hornberger

What It's Like to be an Astronaut

Monday, July 10, 2017

8:00 PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

**** SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE ****

Monday, July 24, 2017

8:00 PM

Stan Owocki

Ask an astrophysicist absolutely anything about astronomy and astrophysics

**** SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE ****

Monday, August 7, 2017

8:00 PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

**** SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE ****

Monday, August 28, 2017

8:00 PM

Hank Bouchelle

What Does 'Land of the Midnight Sun' Really Mean?

Monday, September 11, 2017

8:00 PM

Judi Provencal

Jupiter

**** SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE ****

Monday, September 25, 2017

8:00 PM

Sheila Vincent

Tales of the Night Sky

Friday, September 29, 2017

7:30 PM

Greg Weaver

Family Night

**** SOLD OUT, NO ROOM AVAILABLE ****

Monday, October 9, 2017

7:30 PM

Carolyn Stankiewicz

Differences and Similarities Between Astronomy and Astrology

Monday, October 23, 2017

8:00 PM

William Hanagan

How to Choose Your First Telescope

Monday, November 6, 2017

8:00 PM

Stan Owocki

“Ask an astrophysicist absolutely anything about astronomy and astrophysics”

Monday, November 20, 2017

8:00 PM

Amy Hornberger

How to Find Things in the Night Sky

Monday, December 4, 2017

8:00 PM

Hank Bouchelle

Motion in the Solar System

Monday, December 18, 2017

8:00 PM

Scott Jackson

Christmas Star

Friday, December 22, 2017

8:00 PM

Scott Jackson

Christmas Star

 

 

 

 

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